Joseph Epstein

Joseph Epstein is an American writer, editor, and former lecturer at Northwestern University. He is best known for his numerous essays, articles, and books on a variety of cultural, social, and literary topics. Epstein has also served as the editor of the literary magazine 'The American Scholar' and has contributed to publications such as 'The New Yorker', 'Harper's Magazine', and 'The Atlantic'. His work often explores themes of education, literature, and the nuances of everyday life.


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  1. 1. Snobbery: The American Version

    "Snobbery: The American Version" is a sociocultural analysis that delves into the nature of American snobbery, its origins, and how it manifests in various aspects of society including fashion, academia, politics, and wealth. The author argues that despite America's democratic ideals and claims of equality, snobbery is deeply ingrained in its culture and people, often subtly influencing their attitudes, behaviors, and social interactions. The book also explores the psychological aspects of snobbery, discussing how it affects both the snobs and those subjected to their attitudes.